"Numerous works have been written on the life and ideals of Malcolm X by a marxist,
liberal, communist, capitalist or Black Power follower which, obviously, paid scant regard
to the total Islamic commitment of Malcolm X. Therefore, this contribution by a Muslim to
clarify and analyze in depth the ideals of Malcolm X on the basis of the Qur'an and
Sunnah is long overdue... Kly makes an excellent comparative study of Malcolm's
ideological moorings in Islam... Highly recommended to any serious radical scholar..."
Jamalludien Ahmed Hamdulah, Muslim Views, South Africa
"Given the Black Americans' parochial experiences of disparate allocation of resources,
Kly is acutely sensitive to the underdevelopment that, as he perceives, the America-
centered capitalist system consciously inflicted upon Afro-Asian countries... Dr. Kly in
1986 still views Marxism-tinted Muslim leaders like Nasser, Ben Bella and Ahmad
Sekou Toure, like the non-Muslims Nelson Mandela and Ho Chi Minh, as successful
national liberation leaders who mobilized masses with techniques that matched the
"imperialist" powers' sophistication. However, Kly's own careful observation of Algeria,
where he taught, perhaps bears fruit in his sharp characterization of the new Islamist
protest movements of the 1970s and 1980s: these have rejected not just the Western
powers and rightist regimes frankly allied to them but also left-nationalist ones more
guided by Marx than Islam. He projects 'reawakening Islam' as a 'third ideological force'
that many in the Asian and African countries seize as a road to rapid holistic change and
Dr. Dennis Walker, Holiday, Bangladesh
"The Black Book is carefully being passed from hand to hand or from heart to heart..."
Abdulla Babayide Abdulla, Nigeria